Prague the capital of Czech Republic is known as the Pearl of Europe. Prague is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled cities
of Europe, famous as a culture center. Prague has always been home to art - be it in the form of glorious architecture or music and writings.
From the baroque domes and Gothic spires to jazz bars and shopping malls, Prague is today a popular tourist destination in Europe.
Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is easily reached from Vienna,
Budapest, Berlin and Copenhagen. Prague is the main gateway to the Czech Republic.
Ruzyne international airport is connected to various places by air. It is about
10 km from Prague and can be reached through local transport or air bus services. All roads with
in Czech Republic lead to Prague. Prague is the booming travel destination in Europe.
The ideal time to travel in Prague is between April to October, during Christmas or New Year season.
This romantic city is divided into five zones:
- Old Town (Starè Mesto)
- Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
- Little Quarter (Mala Strana)
- New Town (Nove Mesto)
- The castle (Peazsky Hrad) and Hradcany areas
Take a cruise down the river and enjoy the architectural splendor that Prague
has to offer. Alternatively you can go on a walking tour of Prague
that gives you a real insight into the sights and sounds - walk down cobbled
streets and learn more about the historical and literary legends of Prague. You can go shopping
in some of the city's popular malls - Black Rouse, New Angel, Vinohrady
Pavillion and Myslbek. You can pick up Czech glass and costume jewelry. The
nightlife offers dance clubs and jazz bars. Some of the finest beers originated
in the Czech breweries.
Prague tourist information
Lobkowicz Palace: It is located at the east entrance of
castle palace. That houses the collection of the Lobkowicz family.
Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti): Old town
square with the astronomical clock is the heart of the city.
Old Town Bridge Tower:
This Gothic tower was built in 1373 with sculptures of St Vitus and Charles IV.
Take in the excellent view of old town and Vltava River.
Church of St. Nicholas (Chram svateho Mikulase): This church
is a good example of 'Prague Baroque' period of the 18th century.
Bertramka Villa / W.A. Mozart Museum: This museum
features several rooms specially dedicated for musicians
Charles Bridge (Karluv Most): This popular bridge
connects the old town with lesser town.
Museum of Communism:
This museum opens a panorama about Czech society and how the life was under the
Estates' Theater (Stavovske divadlo): This is one of the best
theatres in the world and a popular tourist haunt.
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha): This is one of the greatest attractions for
Prague CityMuseum: This museum shows the
carefully crafted model of Prague
city in 1800s.
St. Vitus Cathedral (Chram svateho Vita): This Gothic cathedral
took six centuries to build and houses the tomb of a Czech king.
Other similar places worth watching are the Chapel of
Saint Wenceslas and St. George Basilica. The historical Old Town of Prague
including Charles Bridge and Josefov has
been listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO.